August 2017 Chamber Newsletter

Info and happenings in our Chamber and Town!

Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival Announces First Wave of Special Events for 3rd Annual Event
August 24th-27th
Kevin Thornton's movie
Death in the Wilderness to screen at 10:30am Thursday, August 24th

Kudos to Kevin for this fantastic honor!
The Vermont Collection offerings include films from Vermont residents and members of the Middlebury College community.   The feature films explore the impact of the Civil War on Brandon, VT, the brilliant life of renowned author John Gardner, the lives of Afro-Caribbean immigrants in Brooklyn and the wrenching emotions that accompany a sister's suicide.  Along with a variety of short films, MNFF's Vermont Collection offers outstanding work by new filmmakers imbued with a distinctive Vermont spirit. 
For lots of info on the weekend festival click here

America the Beautiful - National Parks & Federal Recreational Lands Senior Pass- only $10.00!!
Please note that the price of the lifetime Senior Pass will increase to $80 on August 28, 2017.

Thanks to Paul Gladding of Chamber member Holden Insurance, a division of the Richards Group, for bringing this to our attention. Note date change for higher fee is AUGUST 28th

About your Senior Pass

  • $10 Lifetime pass
  • For U.S. citizens or permanent residents age 62 or over.
  • May be obtained in person at a federal recreation site or through the mail using the application form.
  • Provides entrance or access to pass owner and accompanying passengers in a single, private, non-commercial vehicle at Federal operated recreation sites across the country.
  • Photo identification may be required to verify ownership.
  • Passes are NON-REFUNDABLE, NON-TRANSFERABLE, and cannot be replaced if lost or stolen.
  • The cost of obtaining a Senior Pass through the mail is twenty dollars ($20). Ten ($10) for the Senior Pass and ten ($10) for processing the application. Applicants must provide documentation of age and residency or citizenship. If you cannot order a Senior pass online, you can submit a Paper Application by mail to the USGS using the paper application and enclosing the same documents and $20 fee
  • May provide a 50 percent discount on some amenity fees charged for facilities and services such as camping, swimming, boat launch, and specialized interpretive services
  • Generally does NOT cover or reduce special recreation permit fees or fees charged by concessioners.

DaddyLongLegs perform at Brandon Music
August 26 at 7:30pm. 

DaddyLonglegs is the confluence of three well known Vermont musicians whose talents merge to form a highly original acoustic trio. David Gusakov, Rick Ceballos, and Matt Witten infuse catchy folk songs, Celtic and "old-timey" melodies, and early minstrel and jazz pieces with passion and intricacy. Catch the playful and dynamic trio at Brandon Music on August 26 at 7:30pm.      For more info click here
Seven Days' music reviewer Dan Bolles described the group's self-titled CD as "a finely curated collection of traditional tunes and originals, performed with exceptional skill and taste". Playing fiddle, viola, banjo, gourd banjo, piano, guitar, percussion and vocals, DaddyLongLegs creates vibrant, sensitive and surprising 21st-century folk music. Concert tickets are $20. A pre-concert dinner is available for $25.  Reservations are required for dinner and recommended for the show.Venue is BYOB.
Call (802) 247-4295 or e-mail for reservations or for more information. Brandon Music is located at 62 Country Club Rd. Brandon, VT 05733

Great Brandon Auction
We had perfect weather

Thanks from the Brandon Chamber!!
29th Annual Great Brandon Auction
From sun-up to sun-down (yes this rainy spring gave us perfect weather for the day) on Tuesday, July 18, Brandon was a-glow with donors, volunteers, bidders and buyers at the 29th Great Brandon Auction. After unloading our spiffy "Auction Storage Trailer" and organizing the donations that poured out from storage areas, barns, cars, and trucks, auctioneer Barb Watters went to work selling with her usual gusto and jois de vivre!! With lots of bidders and hundreds of items to be sold, Barb wasted no time working the crowd and selling off almost all our goodies. Thanks so much to the team of volunteers, donors, bidders and buyers who made the auction a huge success. The grand total was over $10,000. Proceeds from the auction support the many activities and programs of the Brandon Area Chamber of Commerce and works of the Brandon Museum at the Stephen A. Douglas Birthplace. We thank all the Chamber members who donated, the private citizens who have supported us with donations for so long and everyone who helped with the success, including volunteers from Camp Betsey Cox and Camp Sangamon in Pittsford. There are way too many people who helped to name everyone but you know who you are-Chamber Action Team! Special thanks to Calvin Loven, Naylor & Breen, Lions Club for providing great food, Roger Paquette, Rodney Bicknell & Karla Berger for allowing us to park our trailer and Bill Moore for use of his sound system. We had help from some newbies and some oldies this year and used their expertise with the antique side of the auction. The gang from Upscale Resale were a huge help, Mike Wilson & Charlotte Bishop were great as always! But most importantly, we couldn't do it without the team behind the scene and on the mike- Brian Coolidge and Auctioneer Barb Watters!
See you next year!
Special note- our 50/50 raffle lucky winner went home with over $400!
Thanks again, Bernie Carr- Executive Director

Alan J KeaysVTDigger
Groundbreaking Ceremony July 31st, 2017
Dignitaries involved- A glorious sunshiny day!

-Bill Moore -Brandon Economic Development Officer
-Seth Hopkins- Chair of the Brandon Select Board
- Devon Fuller- Downtown Brandon Alliance
-Ray Counter- Brandon Water District
- Butch Shaw-State Representative
-Chris Bean- CLD Engineering
- Steve Carr- State Representative
-Dave Conger- Dubois & King
-Joe Casella- Casella Construction
- Dave Atherton- our Town Manager
- Chris Dwyer-(FHWA)- federal highway administration
- Peter Welch- Vermont Representative to Congress
-Scott Robertson- VTRANS
- Daryl Burlett- Head of Brandon DPW and the Municipal Project Manager for segment 6
-Joe Flynn- Secretary of Transportation
-Phil Scott- Governor of our fair state

  We've planned and plotted, discussed and argued, toiled and tweaked and done our best as a community to develop a plan that would improve our little village and address so many of our needs. Well, the time has come that many had said wouldn't happen in their lifetime. The time is now. I want to remind you to go to BRANDONBUILDS.COM or the Chamber website- and sign up for our newsletters with updates, weekly look ahead schedules and narratives from Casella along with pictures of the project as it progresses.
Our thanks go out to literally hundreds of folks, from our small town volunteer study and planning groups to the engineers and officials who brought this project to life, every one of them played a part in this grand plan.
  As we've proven through these last 3 years of construction---Working together we will continue to bring about an Even BETTER Brandon.  

Brandon Chamber Free Summer
Concert Series
"Music at the Riverbend"

Every Wednesday in July and August .

Wasn't last summer a blast? Let's do it all over again! Thanks to your support in 2016, we
enjoyed nine wonderful Wednesday summer evenings of locally-sourced music, popcorn,
balloons, food sales, and, most importantly, each other's company. (Perfect weather nine
Wednesday evenings in a row did not hurt.) At least 100 people attended each concert, and well over 200 on some nights!

Now that you know what to expect, we're going to change it up a bit for 2017. Still every
Wednesday in July and August . Still 7 PM . Still a great free concert and free popcorn. Still a lot
of fun. So what's new?

With the Route 7 reconstruction through the downtown, we thought it might be prudent to get
out of the way. Thanks to the generosity of Sarah and Louis Pattis, we'll be out on the expansive
and traffic-free lawn behind the Brandon Inn . The Neshobe River will be lolling along behind us,
and thanks to the community spirit of Shawn Keith and his team at Celebration Rentals, the bands
will be performing on a custom stage built for our concert each week. All aspects of the venue
are being donated to our community.

The Brandon Town Band under the baton of another hometown hero, Julia Varian, will be playing
a pre-concert concert on select Wednesdays: 6 PM on July 12, August 2, and August 16.

Also new this year, we won't have regular food concessions onsite, but downtown eateries will be
open and several will be offering concert-night specials: a great chance to patronize our local
businesses during the construction season. The inn will have on-site beer and wine for sale at
each concert (no BYOB per state liquor regulations). Let the kids run around while you relax on
your lawn chair. A web page with more information, including the band line-up, is at under "Events".



DBA Bricks for Cental Park
Bricks for Central Park will raise funds for the Downtown Brandon Alliance, which will allow the DBA to continue to promote the Brandon downtown core.

Brick price $35.00 per brick or 3 for $100.00
Bricks can have 3 text lines 20 character per line (including blank spaces)
Bricks must be paid for in full before order can be placed
No guarantee on placement of bricks
This order of Bricks is for Central park. We plan on continuing the program throughout the town.

Compass opens new exhibit:
'Susan Bull Riley: Natural Affection'
Opens on August 25, with a reception from 5:00-7:00 pm

Susan Bull Riley's primary muse is Vermont's natural world, which was hers to explore as she grew up in a family that spent as much time outdoors as in. Riley's new exhibit at the Compass Music and Arts Center - "Natural Affection" - open s on August 25, with a reception from 5:00-7:00 pm. It reflects three facets of her work: a love of botanical watercolor, a bottomless affection for birds, and a need to release, via art, the intensity of her affection for the landscapes of her native state. This is Riley's second time exhibiting at the Compass Center.
The exhibit runs through October 28. This exhibit is a part of Vermont Arts 2017, celebrating public funding for the arts.
The Compass Music and Arts Center is located in Park Village at 333 Jones Drive, Brandon VT, 05733 (Park Village used to be the Brandon Training School, located 1.5 miles north of downtown Brandon off Arnold District Rd.).

Town Hall 2017 schedule of events- join us for a night of fun and entertainment!
Another great season of entertainment in our little town- get out and enjoy and support all these performances!!
Friday, Sept. 1...6:00-8:00 pm, Saturday, Sept. 2...2:00-4:00 pm  Auditions for the "4th Annual Brandon Has Talent"  Talent Showcase.
If you like to sing, play an instrument, dance, play in a band or have a special talent don't miss this opportunity to perform on your Town Hall stage. This event will be a showcase of talent, no judges, no prizes, everyone a winner!!!   You must schedule a day and time to audition by calling 802-247-5420.   The Talent Show will be held on Saturday, September 9 at 7:00 pm in the Brandon Town Hall.

Saturday, September 9...7:00 pm  "Brandon Has Talent" Show. ...The Friends Of The Brandon Town Hall will present the 4th Annual "Brandon Has Talent" Show on Saturday, September 9, at 7:00 pm.
This fund raiser for the Town Hall will showcase the multi-talented community members from Brandon and the surrounding area. Come see your neighbors, friends, and family as they sing, dance and entertain you. We have dropped the judging part of this event and just want everyone to have fun, enjoy themselves and see what it feels like to perform on stage.
Tickets...Adults, $7....Seniors (60 & up), Students (17 & under) & Military, $5. Children 5 and under, FREE.
 Tickets can be purchased at the door the night of the performance. Sponsored by, Virginia Burgoyne Wolf, Rowe Real Estate, Harold & Jean Somerset, Lake Sunapee Bank.
Sunday, September 10....1:00 pm  40th Army Stage Band Concert... This is a Free Will Donation Event. Sponsored by, Heritage Family Credit Union.
Saturday, September 16...7:00 pm
Silent Movie...Harry Houdini in "Terror Island" & "The Man From Beyond" ...  
Saturday, September 16, at 7:00 pm brings an unlikely silent film star to the town hall. Don't miss these rare surviving films from the great illusionist's brief movie career. In "Terror Island" (1920), Houdini stars as a swashbuckling inventor who steers his high-tech submarine to a forbidden tropical isle to rescue the woman he loves. In "The Man From Beyond" (1922) Houdini plays a man frozen 100 years I the Arctic who returns to civilization to reclaim his reincarnated love.

Many thanks to the Friends of the Town Hall for all their hard work
and dedication to this wonderful building!

R.D. King, live at
Brandon Music
September 2 for a 7:30pm performance

genre-defying, fingers-blazing guitarist from Boston, R.D. King's acoustic guitar performances fuse pop melodies, metal rhythms, folk fingerstyle, and hints of jazz harmony. King is touring the New England region following the April 2017 release of his newest album, 'vs. Self' and stops at Brandon Music on September 2 for a 7:30pm performance. King's audiences describe his music as passionate, powerful, deeply memorable and-at times-extraordinary; and as Red Line Roots describes, he has some skill with a guitar: "[King's] penchant for flair and lightning-quick fretboard work left me with my jaw on the floor."
For more on R.D. King click here
   Concert tickets are $20. A pre-concert dinner is available for $25.  Reservations are required for dinner and recommended for the show. Venue is BYOB. Call (802) 247-4295 or e-mail for reservations or for more information. Brandon Music is located at 62 Country Club Rd. Brandon, VT 05733

Portraits of the Vermont Landscape: Paintings by Norma Jean Rollet
September 1 through October 31. Opening reception is Friday, September 8, 5-7pm at the BAG, 7 Center Street, Brandon.

The Brandon Artists Guild (the BAG) celebrates Vermont's colorful scenery with a new exhibit of paintings and pastels by Middlebury artist Norma Jean Rollet. For more on Norma Jean click here
The BAG welcomes the public to the opening reception for Norma Jean Rollet's show, "Portraits of the Vermont Landscape" on Friday, September 8 from 5 to 7 pm. The gallery, at 7 Center Street in Brandon, is open Mondays through Saturdays from 10AM to 5PM, Sundays from 10AM to 4PM. Information: 802 247-4956.
  The Brandon Artists Guild is a cooperative with approximately 50 artist-members. A 501(c)3 nonprofit cultural organization, the BAG supports the visual arts through exhibitions, lectures, demonstrations and educational programs, particularly in local schools and after-school programs.

Cradle Switch performs
music from debut album
at Brandon Music
September 9 at 7:30pm
Cradle Switch, a five-piece acoustic Americana group, plays originals plus a range of songs drawing from bluegrass, country, folk and blues. With ballads as well as up-tempo rhythms, the group's lyrics can be on the darker side (along the lines of Buddie & Julie Miller or Judith Edelman), or dip into the Romantic genre with sweet love songs. They also cover contemporary songs by writers like Lindi Ortega, Steel Drivers and HoneyHoney as well as classic tunes like 'I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry' and 'Long Journey Home'. Cradle Switch performs songs from their debut upcoming album, plus fan-favorites, at Brandon Music on September 9 at 7:30pm.  For more on Cradle Switch click here
Concert tickets are $20.  A pre-concert dinner is available for $25.  Reservations are required for dinner and recommended for the show. Venue is BYOB. Call (802) 247-4295 or e-mail for reservations or for more information. Brandon Music is located at 62 Country Club Rd. Brandon, VT 05733

Join us at the Brandon Library for our ongoing book discussion series. We have copies available at the Library. Call or email questions: 247-8230

Massage and More!
Complimentary consultations to get you started on your path to well-being.

Many of our clients and followers know Village Spa offers massages and body treatments, but did you know we can help with a range of services from head to toe?
Once you've experienced the therapeutic benefits of our various types of massage, we can help with skincare, hair services, full body waxing, and other beauty treatments. (As a reminder, all of our products are chosen because they are healthy alternatives to common beauty products that contain harsh c hemicals.) We also offer brow and lash tints and manicures and pedicures.
If you have questions about our services or scheduling, please contact us at: 802-465-8255 or go online

Brandon Free Public Library Used Book Sale
Wednesday evening from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. and from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m  on Friday and Saturday from now until mid-October
The Friends of the Brandon Free Public Library have opened their used book sale in the basement of the Library. The sale will be open every week on Wednesday evening from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. and from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m  on Friday and Saturday from now until mid-October. This is probably the best organized and longest running used book sale in Vermont.

This year we received many new (to us) books from the March Gala that the local book clubs put on to benefit the Library elevator project. As a result, a good 'spring cleaning' has taken place, some older materials have been culled and there are many newer and different books on our shelves.

Books are arranged by type and subject. There is both hard-cover and paperback fiction, non-fiction of every description, and books for children, toddlers, and young adults. There are special sections devoted to gardening, cooking, how-to and do-it-yourself projects. All of the income from this sale is given by the Friends for the  purchase of books and other materials and to help underwrite special projects for the Library like the Summer Children's Program in July. For this season only; all VHS and Cassette tapes are free. Come and choose what you would like.

We can also use a few more good volunteers to help staff the sale. You may volunteer for as many or as few days as you'd like or you can sign up as a substitute. Training will be provided. Volunteer and find out what the 'oldest, continuing, permanent, used book sale in Vermont' is all about. Call the Library at 247-8230 for more information or to volunteer. Bring a friend if you'd like to work with a 'buddy'.

Compass Treasure Chest
Open every day!!

We're delighted to announce the Compass Treasure Chest! Run by a group of local residents, the store is a unique co-op consignment shop. They sell and consign collectables, antiques, dishes, tools, furniture, jewelry, stamps, puzzles, books, toys, art items and much more! They will always be looking for more items and of course, always receiving new items, so stop in frequently to see what is new.

For more information or to inquire about consigning with them, contact Annie at 802-558-2663 or email and follow them on Facebook.

Celebrate the good life with Brandon's own award-winning beer and wine.
Brandon's home grown beers and wines!

Foley Brothers Brewing and Neshobe River Winery's tasting barn is open Wednesday through Saturday 11 to 5. Tasting flights, growler fills, bottles, and a country setting await you. Bring your friends or make some new ones here!

Others drive hundreds of miles to enjoy the beer that's right in your back yard! Come visit us today.
And don't forget, you can rent our tasting barn for private parties and special events.
 Follow us on Facebook and don't miss our latest release.
 Now open Sundays 11-4:00 !!
Read a great little review from a Woodstock B&B blog here!
  Foley Brothers Brewing
Neshobe River Winery
Inn At Neshobe River
79 Stone Mill Dam Rd.   247-8002

Heart & Soul Café
Summer hours and news!

  Exciting new summer hours!  
Tuesday- Friday 11-8pm
Saturday 8-8pm  Sunday's 11-8pm
Every Friday is burger day, always a different unique creation and you can create your own!
Like us on Facebook for daily specials!!

Neshobe Golf Club
The course is in great shape!!

Neshobe Golf Club is now open for the season! We are fortunate in that Mother Nature has shone upon us once again and kept the harshness of New England winters from wreaking any havoc to our greens and fairways. All greens are the real deal-no temporaries or winter burn. The fairways are fast approaching their high-season lush green color and fluff, tempting anyone with a touch of golf fever to dust off the clubs and get on over for a round or two (more?). If you need something, remember that we have a fully-stocked ProShop for any gear you may need and a PGA professional who can help you tweak that swing for better play. In addition to the course, Neshobe's own Long Iron Restaurant & Pub is continuing its Friday Night sit-down dining affair offering a varying menu to the delight of appetites both big and small. Check our Facebook page on Wednesday afternoons to see the Friday menu or subscribe to our email notifications on our homepage, All are welcome! We hope to see you soon. 
Rodney Bicknell, PGA Professional and NGC General Manager 
 Rodney Bicknell
PGA Professional and 
Neshobe General Manager  

Mae's Place Restaurant
Simply Ahh-MAE-zing!!

Win a Party Platter for your Business!!
We are currently running a promotion for local businesses that may interest you. If you order two or more breakfasts/lunches from us Monday-Friday, your name will be entered into a drawing to win a party platter for up to 10 people at your office! Each time you order, the business name is entered and there is no maximum on entries!
Please note that our hours have changed: Monday- Wednesday 7am-2pm (serving breakfast all day and lunch beginning at 11am) Thurs-Sun 7am-8pm (serving breakfast until 2pm and lunch and dinner beginning 11am-8pm) (The bar will stay open later on these nights and will offer appetizers all night)
     Friday & Saturday- Unbeatable prime rib dinner- $19.99
"LIKE" us on Facebook to stay up to date with our exciting information, specials and new goings-on!!  We are committed to "staying local", so if there's anything we can do to work together with your business to promote a vibrant downtown Brandon, please let us know.  Also keep us in mind for hosting your events and/or meetings and catering those events as well.
I am available most days at the restaurant and anytime by text or email, or meeting by appointment!  Thank you for your continued patronage!
Erynn (and Andrew) Doaner
802-779-4278 cell     802-465-8013 restaurant                           click here for our menu

Miller Hill Farm, Nursery
and Gardens Open for the Season!
 Beautiful Baskets, Container Plants and Gifts-
Annuals - Organic Veggie Sets - Perennials
Berry Plants - Shrubs - Fruit Trees, Succulents
Trees - Ferns - Native Species
Farm Store & Antiques - Workshops & Events
  Come for the quality plants, enjoy the view and share the vision
  Open seven days a week 10am-5pm with veggie sets, flowering plants, trees, shrubs, perennials, annuals and garden accessories!  
2127 RT 73 in SUDBURY -  802 623-7373
Check us out on Facebook

Call for Exhibit Proposals at the Compass Music and Arts Center
Compass is seeking innovative work for solo and/or group exhibits from artists working in a variety of media.

Curators and both emerging and established artists are encouraged to apply. Site-specific work/installations will also be considered. This is a rolling open call for exhibits to begin in Fall 2017.
  A variety of exhibit spaces are available, giving flexibility to artists for the scope of their vision and needs.
  Further information, including a sample exhibit contract and submission guidelines, can be found at
  Compass is a multi-faceted arts center with many components drawing visitors through its doors, including artist studios, gift shops, a consignment shop, music, a café, and a variety of events. Located in Brandon, Vermont it is also in the heart of a pulsing arts community.
  The Compass Music and Arts Center is located in Park Village at 333 Jones Drive, Brandon VT, 05733 (Park Village used to be the Brandon Training School, located 1.5 miles north of downtown Brandon off Arnold District Rd.).

Studio and Gallery Spaces available to rent now at the Compass Center


Calling all artists in all disciplines! Have you ever dreamed of creating and working in a supportive environment with other artists? A place where there is space for artists to create, display and sell their work, provide classes, meet with colleagues and have access to a café and other amenities.  Compass Music and Arts Center is such a place. For more information and to schedule a visit, call Edna Sutton at 802-247-4295.  Very reasonable rates starting from $170 per month inclusive of all utilities.  Short leases available.
Compass Music and Arts Center 333 Jones Drive, Park Village, Brandon, VT.
Get on board the successful Gateways
to Adventure promotion!
You can sponsor a page at any time,
for one full year, for only $25.00
Sponsor ALL eleven pages
for only $200.00  
Gateways to Adventure        Click here for a printable PDF   Sponsorship form

Chamber "dollars"- a refresher course!

Every now and then I think it's important to
remind those of us who have been taking Brandon Green for years, and new businesses that have joined the Chamber, about the process for handling the certificates.
The $5.00 and $25.00 certificates are legal tender and handled just like a check. You take the Brandon Green and give your customer change back, just like cash or a check. Then you deposit the Brandon Green into your account, just like a check. Simple and supportive of all our members.
Click here for more info on our popular Brandon Green

Vermont Association of Chamber Executives
Insurance program offerings for Chamber members.
We are happy to share that, for the fifth year in a row, VACE was able to negotiate a rate hold on all of our product offerings for 2017!! 
Although the VACE health insurance program, that many of took advantage of for years, is no longer available, other products still offered through VACE include, Dental and Vision packages.
M ore information on all of these products can be found at
Or contact Holden Financial Services (802) 775-2503 
Welcome !!
2017 New Members- go to for more info on our newest members

-Cattails Restaurant- 2146 Grove St- Stephanie Kellogg & Lance Chicoine-
-Paddlers Pub- Lance Chicoine & Stephanie Kellogg-352-4382-
-Pale Horse Body Works- 43 Center St.-Anthony "Atrain" Hylton & Erin Laframboise- 377-5833
-Heart & Soul Café- 22 park St(next to the Brandon Inn)-Tiffany Quesnel- 247-5986
-Gold Star Feed & Grain- 38 Union St-Andy Dugan Mgr.- 247-3331
-New 2 You Consignment Shop & Boutique- 47 Center St- Stacey Coburn-  247-9255
-James Coburn & Sons Roofing & Carpentry- 251 Frasier Road- Jamie Coburn-
-G.S. Painting & Maintenance Services 900 Pearl St- Gordon Stearns- 247-8300
-Shields Construction- 8 Walnut St- Tim & Mary Shields- 247-5778
Own a business?? Join us and connect with other dynamic businesses in the Brandon area and gain great exposure for your business!
Just click here for an application and rates.  
We also have many Individual Members who participate in many Chamber activities and projects- what a great way to support a local non-profit and all the great things we do in our town. (Individual/couples memberships are only $50/year)

-Margaret "Peg" Donahue- Brandon
-Kim Faber- Brandon

Next Chamber Meeting-
 Monday, September 4th, 2017 will be our next meeting!  
The monthly meetings will now be held on the first Monday of the month, instead of the third Monday.

The Brandon Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors will meet at 6:30pm in the Cliver Room at the Stephen A Douglas Birthplace. Chamber membership and the general public are invited to attend.